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Friday, June 20, 2008

Definitions for renascent

  1. being reborn; springing again into being or vigor: a renascent interest in Henry James.

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Citations for renascent
The windows were open, and the church was filled with late-spring smells, renascent dogwood and azalea--their petals littering the path to the little church--and a clean, dry breeze from the west… Joe Klein, Primary Colors, 1996
The renascent Disney, headed by Michael Eisner, is making some good movies. David Denby, "Can the Movies Be Saved?" New York, July 21, 1986
Origin of renascent
Renascent, like its linguistic cousin renaissance, can be traced to the Latin nāscī meaning "to be born." It entered English in the mid-1600s.